Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico on May 5, 1965 · Page 5
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Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico · Page 5

Clovis, New Mexico
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Wednesday, May 5, 1965
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Deceptive Label Bill Due Debate WASHINGTON (UPIi-A crit- ieal shopper, identified only as Mr. ('. H. of San Leandro, Calif., purchased a pre - pack- a tied pizza. When he opened the box. he was horrified, "Why this pizza is only 131/4 ounces and it's In a box size pizza," Mr. C. R. complained in a letter to Mrs. F.slher Peterson, special assistant to President Johnson for consumer affairs. Then waxing more indignant bv the moment, he wrote: "I Ire! that 1 was gypped and I \\ant you to do something about it and if 1 do not hear from you MX/II I ui!l write to a higher authority even the President if 1 have to There is a chance — that he won't have to write President .)"hnxin. Perhaps the plz/a lie lm\ •- in the future 1 will be 17 mmccs or the box will be ].')'< ounces I5egln Hearings Public hearings began this week on a bill sponsored by .Si-ri. Philip A. Hart. D - Mich", \Miicli would end misleading or deceptive packaging or labeling o I < 'insunu'r goods The legislation would require packages to canv the net <l',ian!i!\ on the front panel and there would be regulations to make Mil' 1 it is displayed prominent h Tin-re would be 1 no HTTP 'big quart' 'or 'jumbo gallon " Nor "king , ' super." and 'giant" si/p. At the discrt'ii'm of government agencies, the bill also would permit reguiatior^. on u ptndint - by-product basis, to r-'.i'ihsh wfigl.'s ,md quanti !,••• p:r\f-ri! deception Ihrnuch promptly. Pattison asked or' he, with limited re- Population Census To Proceed State Pawnbrokers Allowed Three Rates 1 SANTA FF, - The new stale said. law controlling pawnbrokers, "However, the legislature re- interest rales allows for three i cognized that pawnbrokers often illations and let the opportunity | pass. • Pattison said (.he bi 0 ies have the professinal and resources to meet some of the problems posed by the bill i and can use television rather than the package as the main point, of persuasion. The bill has been endorsed, sometimes with modifications. .by Mrs. Peterson, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Commerce Department during the hearings. Countering i n d u s I r y arguments that the bill is not needed, Mrs. Peterson said "some firms have instituted voluntary im;>rovem e n t s in packaging and labeling." i "The fact is. however, that .not enough has been done," she said. "Why" Because, as many leading businessmen have told me. competition will only permit them to go so far." As lo the adequacy of present laws. Mrs. Peterson quoted President Johnson in his consumer message where he said the case by case trail is a long and winding one More clear ''Ut regulations are needed ' \o date has been set for committee consideration of the bill and there is no estimate when it might reach the floor. were told Monday to proceed with a population census of residents _ U.S. 66 between Cubero San Fidel east of The New Mexico attorney' If a pawnbroker loaned $100 general's office clarified appli-lfor 30 days, he could charge a cation of the law in an opinion j flat interest of 10 per cent of sent to Dist. Atty. Alfonso'the amount loaned, or $10, Robert \V. De La Rue. administrative engineer for the New Mexico Highway Department, told the commission to carry out the census in compliance with the amended state bypass law. The amended law permits the highway department lo proceed with interstate highway construction in any area where there is less than 500 persons. Construction in the San Fidel- Cubero area has been stalled by reluctance of area residents to approve a highway plan. The county commission plans to meet with residents of the area Thursday at cither San Fidel or Cubero to discuss the census. X-RAY NCN Dr. Bryce Storrie CHIROPRACTOR 109 W. Manana 762-2011 The, act in the legislature Navajo Indians ever to serve in the slate legislature. Deputy Atty. Gen. Oliver F, Payne said the new law provides for an interest rale of four per cent per month on larger, long-term loans This would mean, for example, interest of $24 on a $100 loan over a six-month period. Payne legislature also recog- that a pawnbroker often small loans. Assume that : he loans $20 for 30 days. If he were limited to the four per cent per month, he could only charge 80 cents. Further, if he were limited to the flat 10 per c'ent of the amount loaned, he could only charge $2," Payne said. But the legislature also p r o- vide in the law for a $5 minimum charge he said. Lea Farmers To Court On Water Rights SANTA FE - A group of Leal County farmers went Into] court Monday seeking to stop the state engineer from Const*! dering any more applications for water rights in the Leal County underground water basf In. The suit against State Engi-l neer S. E. Reynolds was filed) in Santa Pe District Court bs John Easley and 35 other 1 County residents holding water rights in the basin. Another! plaintiff was the Lea Counts Electrical Cooperative Inc. wed, 5, \m, as defendants were! fteynolds, the Double Eagle (Corp. and James R. McCroryj !of Lea County. The latter two! .recently filed applications forj water rights within the basin. 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